A week after the launch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) manifesto, the party’s Communication Director, Sammy Gyamfi, has revealed that each player in the Ghana Premier League (GPL) will be paid ₵1,500 a month.
Gyamfi who was speaking to Kumasi FM said that this is to ensure the league’s best players are retained in the country “Every club that plays in the premier league will be supported with funds to settle player salaries, an average money of GHC1,500 will be paid to each player”
“Again, club that qualifies to play in the CAF Inter-clubs competition will also be supported. The inter-colleges games will also be supported financially with this fund”
He also revealed that when any club transfers a player abroad, that club would have to pay a percentage of the transfer fee into the sports fund the NDC is looking to establish if brought back into power.
Ghana is the second-largest exporter of footballers (311 players) according to a survey conducted by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) report in 2020 and many have linked that to the low standard of the GPL and the poor performance of Ghanaian clubs at the CAF club competitions.
The NDC is therefore suggesting improving the current condition of service of football players which they believe will positively impact the league as the country would then keep it’s best talents.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com